Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

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cyclingday

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
I haven’t seen any call outs specifically.
None of the component pages in the catalogs from 96,97,98 show the pedals.
The 98 catalog just says, “Rat Trap or Rubber” for the Standard model 22 Roadster.
The 96 catalog just specified that the Light Roadster and the Racer got lighter weight pedals, but it doesn’t say what brand or models they were.
 

corbettclassics

I live for the CABE
This was always one of my favorite photos of the "World Racer".

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cyclingday

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
I was going through the images from the 1896 catalog last night, and I fixated on this beast.
I can’t even imagine what that was like to captain this monster up to speed.
You would definitely need some big guns to control the handlebar, until everybody settled in to a rhythm.
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The model-17 was top of the line for, The World, in 1896.
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$1,000 dollars in 1896 had the equivalent buying power of $27,683.94 in today’s, 2021 US Dollars.

Wow!
How many of these were built, and is there an existing example in any of the museums?
Really interesting looking bike, to say the least.
 
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